Meghan Markle to Spend Wedding Eve at Hotel Tied to Profumo Scandal

  • Meghan Markle to Spend Wedding Eve at Hotel Tied to Profumo Scandal

Meghan Markle to Spend Wedding Eve at Hotel Tied to Profumo Scandal

Kensington Palace said Monday that Markle and her mother, Doria Ragland, will stay on May 18 at the Cliveden House Hotel, the former residence of Lord Astor. The house has hosted everyone from Charlie Chaplin to Winston Churchill and President Franklin D. Roosevelt and features 38 rooms including 15 suites, pool, spa, and various sporting and leisure facilities.

Now Cliveden House Hotel can add another event of note to its colourful history as Meghan Markle spends her last night before her wedding there.

The brothers will be sleeping on familiar grounds, as the pair often play polo on the estate, the only United Kingdom hotel to feature polo fields.

Christine Keeler was an English model and topless showgirl
Christine Keeler was an English model and topless showgirl

The hotel even promotes a "Profumo Affair Break " on its website.

By then newly married, the couple will attend Prince Charles' 70th birthday patronage celebration in the gardens of Buckingham Palace on May 22.

The affair between British Secretary of State for War John Profumo and Christine Keeler became one of the biggest political scandals of the twentieth century.